2024 Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Sept. 23-27th, 2024 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Grand Tetons seen as the sun rises and kisses the mountain tops with the T.A. Moulton Barn in the field.
T.A. Moulton Barn | Most Photographed Barn | Grand Teton National Park


Jackson Hole Tour

Workshop Overview | Grand Teton National Park Roadside Adventure

A stunning display of peak fall colors with a fresh coat of snow from a clearing storm. The colors are so vibrate with yellows, oranges and reds.
'Lucky Strike' | Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Come join us for an amazing photography adventure in Grand Teton National Park during the fall season. It's the perfect time to capture the park's stunning beauty as the trees turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold and snow starts dusting the mountains. We'll bring you to both iconic and off the beaten path photography locations including where Ansel Adams stood and photographed his famous "Tetons and Snake River". We will explore the still waters of Schwabacher's landing and the famous barns of the "Mormon Row" and always look to see the wildlife that surrounds them. We will often see moose, elk, buffalo, grizzly bears and more. We make the most of the light, weather, and conditions to make sure you will be in the prime spot at the right time to capture the majestic beauty of the Grand Tetons.

We'll help you learn how to use your camera to take fantastic pictures and show you how to frame the perfect shots. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, our guides will give you personalized tips and help you take home a collection of breathtaking pictures. You'll get to experience the magic of fall in the Tetons and create lasting memories. All skill levels and equipment welcome!


Workshop Information


Pictured is a wall in an old run down log cabin with red-orange flowers growing inside and a golden aspen tree seen through a window.
'Window of Opportunity' | Grand Teton Photography Workshop

Dates: Sept 23-27th

Group Size: Limited to 10 people

Cost: $3,450 Single Occupancy

Deposit: 50% deposit due at the time of registration which can be completed at the bottom of this page.

Included: Lodging, transportation during the workshop, permits, professional guidance and instruction.

Not Included: Airfare, transportation to/from the airport, meals, snacks, gratuities for instructors.

Booking: The workshop will need to be paid in full 90 days prior to the day the workshop begins. Refunds are not available after the 90 day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.



Workshop Instructors

Led by Joe Garza and Nick Selway, this incredible Light Chasing Photo Tours Workshop is one you don't want to miss. Both Joe and Nick are professional landscape and nature photographers with years of experience leading workshops and helping individuals at all levels enhance their photography skills. (See bios below)

We will create a relaxed, fun environment where you feel comfortable asking questions about your camera gear, settings, techniques, and composition so you can bring your photography skills to the next level. Workshops are a great opportunity to learn as the guided photography tour will bring you right to the best locations and sites so you can focus on your photography and observing the light, scene, and potential wildlife. Feel free to contact Joe directly with any questions.

Grand Teton mountains covered in snow with large fluffy clouds pass around them. Jagged peaks poke thru the clouds making this a dramatic scene.

The Grand Tetons are just spectacular to see but add some snow and dramatic clouds to them and everything changes. One of my most favorite National parks I just love going there everytime. This image is a must for any mountain lover.


Grand Teton Sights & Photography Locations


The Grand tetons during a winter storm and fall colors holding on.

A winter storm takes its grip on the Teton Range with the vibrant peak Fall Colors holding on. Grand Teton is the highest mountain in Grand Teton National Park,Wyoming. This is a classic destination in American mountaineering.

On this workshop we will target these locations and others depending on weather and conditions:

  • Schwabacher's Landing
  • Oxbow Bend
  • Jenny Lake
  • Mormon Row Barns
  • Snake River Overlook
  • Leigh Lake
  • String Lake

Workshop Schedule


A gorgeous sunset at Schwabacher Landing at Grand Tetons National Park. This is a amazing location to see either sunrise or sunset.
'Dreamer' | Schwabacher Landing | Grand Teton National Park

The adventure begins on September 23rd when you check in at The 49'er Inn and Suites 330 W Pearl Ave, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001 at 3:30pm. We'll meet in the lobby at 4:45pm to introduce ourselves and answer any questions before we drive out to our first shooting location!

We will be shooting sunrise and sunset every day. We will shoot throughout the day as well if the weather cooperates. After shooting into the morning, we'll head back to the hotel to grab breakfast and offer rest to those who need it. We offer shooting through out the day for those that want to head back out. We'll meet back up for sunset and then stop for dinner at the end of our day of capturing breathtaking images.

We'll be shooting different locations throughout Grand Tetons Park and nearby areas. We alter locations and the daily schedule slightly depending on weather and conditions so we can get you to the best location and scene each day. Bring snacks and water each day - if we get epic conditions or spot wildlife we may have a day we do not return to the hotel until after sunset.

Our workshop will end on the last morning of our workshop, September 27th, and check out of the hotel is at 11am.


Lodging, Travel & Transportation


We have secured rooms at the The 49'er Inn and Suites 330 W Pearl Ave, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001. You do not need to make a hotel reservation. We will reserve your room for you and send you a reservation number for your room prior to the workshop.

Amenities:
Brand New Indoor Pool and Hot tub, Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking.

Note: Rooms are only booked and scheduled for the night of September 23rd and check out on September 27th. If you plan to arrive earlier or stay later, please be sure to set up your own hotel accommodations.

Accommodation and lodging photos for the Grand Teton National Park Workshop

Travel: The nearest airport is in Jackson Hole Airport which is a 10 min drive to the hotel. For transportation from airport to hotel and back you can easily use a cab or ride share/Uber.

Transportation: Transportation is provided to take everyone from the hotel to our shooting locations each day. You only need to book transportation to and from the airport.


Difficulty of Workshop and Recommended Gear


A black and white image with a blanket of fog covering a valley of pine trees in the mountains of Wyoming.

This blanket of fog came in to provide a little cover as we rounded the twists and turns of Teton Pass. Moments like this, filled with a little magic and a little mystery, are just priceless.

Some light hiking with little elevation gain may be required for this workshop to bring you to the most breathtaking views and enhance your experience. The following clothing and equipment are recommended keeping in mind the weather may be colder in the mornings and evenings.

  • Light layers for during the daytime
  • Base layers - top and bottom
  • Jacket, hat/beanie, gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Headlamp
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Make sure you always bring water and some snacks

Recommended Camera Gear

Camera gear recommended but not limited to:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Recommended lens 16-35mm, 24-70mm,70-200mm,100-400mm, macro lens, if desired
  • Solid tripod with ballhead
  • Remote shutter release
  • Filters (Circular Polarizing Filter, Graduated ND Filters and Solid ND filters for long exposures)
  • Memory Cards
  • Extra camera batteries
  • Lens cloths, rocket blower, etc.
Early morning sunrises at Ox Bow Bend are just a magical event in the Grand Tetons National park.  The fall colors makes this park just amazing.
'Shades of Fall' | Ox Bow Bend | Grand Teton National Park

Instruction Provided During the Workshop Includes:

This Red fox was hunting in the snow at the Grand Tetons National Park.
'The Look' | Grand Teton National Park Wildlife Photos
  • A fall photography tour and Grand Teton National Park
  • Shooting in manual mode (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field)
  • Lens selection for composition and lighting
  • Creating stunning compositions (rule of thirds and simplicity)
  • Finding foreground elements
  • Creating intimate, abstract images
  • Capturing grand landscape photos
  • Creating panoramic images
  • Filters - how and when to use them
  • Technical tools (e.g. bracketing, focus stacking, histogram usage)






Cancellation Policy

The workshop must be paid in full 90 days prior to the day the workshop starts. Client cancellations prior to 90 days before the workshop will be eligible for a full refund or transfer of funds paid to another workshop. Refunds are not available after the 90 day mark unless we can find another person to fill your spot.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum participants are not met or in the event of an emergency. If a cancellation does occur, participants may either use the fee towards a future workshop or receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel expenses and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance to cover such costs.



THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

JOE GARZA

Joe Garza | Light Chasing Photo Tours Instructor | Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Born and raised in Westland, Michigan, Joe has always had a passion for photography. It started while serving in the United States Navy in the early 90's when his travels brought him all over the world. He was able to turn his passion into his profession and continues to focus on bringing you amazing images through his collection of images from National Parks, Hawaii, and the U.S. from the east coast lighthouses, Colorado mountains, and canyons and deserts across the southwest. Joe resides in Madison, Wisconsin with with his 3 children.




NICK SELWAY

Nick Selway | Light Chasing Photo Tours Instructor | Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Born and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington along the Northern Cascade Mountains, he grew a profound appreciation for the natural world at a young age. He spent his childhood traveling and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family as his love for mother nature grew. He has been photographing for the last 18 years. He'd lived in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii for the last 14 years where he ran 2 photography galleries "Lava Light Galleries" and did photo tours to the volcano and around the island. In 2018 Nick moved with his beautiful wife Sarah Buzzetti and embarked on a new journey his lifelong dream by opening his very own photography gallery on June 1st, 2018 located on main street in Breckenridge, Colorado. He currently travels up to 150 days a year photographing mother nature’s beauty and teaching a variety of photography workshops.